OnStar hopes to prevent Facebook-induced crashes
By now we all know that in-vehicle service powerhous OnStar can catch criminals and provide you with emergency service any time you need it, but what about those times when you just absolutely have to update your Facebook status?
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Apparently OnStar is working on that now too. The General Motors-owned company has reportedly begun testing new services that let users connect with other friends in a social way, without needing to fumble through their phone while driving.
One of these features is adding a new Facebook status. The other is sending text messages. Both are controlled through voice commands issued by the driver.
"OnStar has always operated on the premise that while the possibilities of technological innovation are endless, the company will not implement a new service simply because it's technically feasible, it has to be the right thing to do for the customer," said OnStar in a statement, adding that nothing would be actually rolled out until it was put through rigorous testing.
Another feature in the pipeline would be the ability to connect your phone's Bluetooth to OnStar, allowing for hands-free calling as well as text-to-speech readings of all incoming text messages.
Honestly, the only piece of tech I really need in my car is that cool feature that parallel parks itself automatically. As long as I have that I'm a happy driver.
Via PC Mag